Teaching In The UK During COVID-19
The COVID pandemic has had an effect globally on schools, teachers and delivery of learning to students.
If you’re a Canadian teacher wishing to pursue teaching in the UK, you are now able to travel freely and work in the UK, without covid restrictions.
Outlined below are some things you need to consider at this point in time but these points may become easier as we see restrictions easing;
- Flights: International flights are very limited and expensive, so you will need to book well in advance. We will cover $500 towards your flights if you decide to go.
- Visas: There is a longer than normal wait time on applying for visas. Give yourself 3 months to apply and gain your visa.
Will I be safe working in UK schools? Yes!
The UK Government and the Department of Education are working closely with schools to ensure that suitable practices are implemented to try and reduce the spread of COVID-19 amongst teachers and students. Some of these initiatives include:
What happens if I contract COVID?
Ideally you will be vaccinated before you leave Canada but if not the normal self isolation rules will apply if you have milder COVID Symptoms. If you have severe symptoms then you will be covered by the National Health Service in the UK and appropriate care and action will be taken to ensure you receive the best care. The three COVID Vaccines are now available so you would have access to these.
What type of work is on offer?
To minimize risk we would encourage you to look at longer term work with one school, so you’re not travelling around to many schools. If you decide you want to do supply then we would try and restrict your exposure to a few schools rather than many.
Opportunities for teaching positions are available, so get in touch!
For more information on gaining an endorsement and securing a suitable role, if you have any questions or you would like us to help you with teaching in the UK please register below:
Whatever you decide, we are here to help when the time is right. One thing is for sure, teachers have proved to be real superstars during this challenging time. We appreciate you!
International teachers can enjoy a free flight to the UK with us.